Anawim Housing was awarded $412,715 in HOME dollars through the Iowa Finance Authority. This will allow us to serve at least 20 individuals and families for 24 months through our TBRA program (Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program). Our TBRA program is designed to support people experiencing homelessness become stably housed over a 24 month period and this funding will help support them through rental assistance and supportive services.
Read the full press release from IFA here
On January 26th, 2019, The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that they were renewing funding to thousands of local homeless programs. Anawim Housing is set to receive $2.25 million to renew our Permanent Supportive Housing Programs, which currently house over 300 individuals (adults and children). The renewal funds will help our department continue to grow and provide housing for even more individuals coming from homelessness in the coming year.
Anawim Housing is proud to be the largest provider of Permanent Supportive Housing in the state of Iowa.
"HUD Continuum of Care grant funding supports a broad array of interventions designed to assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness, particularly those living in places not meant for habitation, located in sheltering programs, or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Each year, HUD serves more than a million people through emergency shelter, transitional, and permanent housing programs.
HUD continues to challenge state and local planning organizations called "Continuums of Care" to support their highest performing local programs that have proven most effective in meeting the needs of persons experiencing homelessness in their communities."
Read the full press release from HUD detailing the distribution of fund HERE
View the Fiscal Year 2018 Continuum of Care Competition Homeless Assistance Award Report HERE
Visit the Polk County Continuum of Care Website HERE